Children's Garden


The Children’s Garden reopens in June!

Following a yearlong closure due to the pandemic, the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden will open for daytime entry starting June 2. To celebrate, the first days, June 2–6, will be for members only, and entry will be FREE for all visitors through June 27. Starting June 29, regular admission or member benefits will apply.

When the Children’s Garden reopens, we will offer three 90-minute Adventure Sessions* each day starting at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. To ensure social distancing, only a limited number of visitors will be able to enter the Children’s Garden during each session. At the end of each session, the Children’s Garden will be cleared for cleaning.

*Timed Adventure Session tickets are required to enter and may be purchased or claimed onsite only for same-day entry on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be available from the Ticket Fort located at the entrance to the Children’s Garden. Unlike general admission tickets to enter the Garden, Adventure Session tickets are not available online or in advance.

Explore the Children's Garden >

The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden is a place to discover, explore, pretend, search, observe and more. Learn about plants, nature and sustainability through hands-on activities offered daily. Venture into a limestone cave, glide down Spelunker’s Slide, explore the wetlands, board a steamboat, climb to new heights in the tree house or visit a Midwestern prairie village.

Regular Hours:

  • Open daily, April - October, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children’s Garden Admission:

  • Free: ages 2 & under
  • $3: Garden Members (ages 3–12)
  • $5: Non-members (ages 3–12)
  • Free: ages 13 & up

Garden members:  Free Tuesdays all day and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Free at all times for members at the family-level and above.

St. Louis City/County Residents: Free on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

NOTE: All children must be accompanied by an adult.